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Can hydroxyurea prevent priapism?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me try: Priapism is a rare condition which causes a persistent, and often painful, penile erection. An antineoplastic drug (hydroxyurea) may prevent future episodes of priapism for patients with sickle cell disease.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Maybe: I think you are asking about Hydroxyurea in the treatment of sickle cell anemia. There are some medical publications that show that treatment with Hydroxyurea may decrease or prevent priapism in people with sickle cell anemia.

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